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2017 Home Buying in Campbell River Infographic header

 

Every year the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board releases a buyer profile report that gives details about the who, what and why of house buying. The 2017 report was recently released (full report can be found here), and I've put together an infographic highlighting some of the key information about house buying in Campbell River.

 

2017 Home Buying in Campbell River Infographic


Does anything in the report surprise you?

 

As the report mentions, referrals are the main source of business for realtors. I'd love if you told your...

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Upcoming Changes to Real Estate in BC

As of March 15, 2018, there are several big changes happening to the real estate industry in BC, and they could impact you and your ability to work with your chosen realtor if you buy or sell a house after that date.

 

A bit of background:

Real Estate in BC is governed by the Real Estate Council of BC (RECBC) for licensees and the Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate (OSRE) for consumers. The Rules are made by OSRE and guidance on carrying out those rules is provided by RECBC.

 
OSRE...

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Tip for People Thinking of Selling - Detach Emotionally
Selling your house is a big deal, and there are tons of tips and suggestions for you to prepare before selling. But what's the one thing you need to do before all others?
 
Detach emotionally.
 
When you make the decision to sell, you need to emotionally detach from the house. Stop seeing it as your home, as the place you've made memories, and start seeing it as a product to be sold. Making selling your house a business transaction, and everything will progress more smoothly.
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Moving into a new home can be exciting, and exhausting, as you unpack, arrange furniture, rearrange furniture, and generally get used to your new space. 
 

Smoke detectors

This may be seem obvious, but it's always worth repeating: ensure all smoke detectors work. Replace any dead batteries, and test that all smoke alarms work.
 

Fire extinguishers

Do you have a fire extinguisher on every floor of your house? You should. This is one safety device that many home owners forget about, and...
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How to Turn House Lookers into House Buyers
Putting your house on the market should result in people viewing it, and having one of those lookers become a buyer. Have you done all the steps possible to ensure those lookers become buyers?
 
What are those steps? Here's a few:
 

Create an appealing listing

This is something your realtor will help with. Having a complete listing, with an attractive description and professional photos will make a huge difference in how many showings you will get. The more information potential viewers...
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Every year the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board releases a buyer profile report that gives details about the who, what and why of house buying. The 2016 report was recently released (full report can be found here), and I've put together an infographic highlighting some of the key information about house buying in Campbell River.

 

 

Does anything in the report surprise you?

 

As the report mentions, referrals are the main source of business for realtors. I'd love if you told...

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If you follow real estate news, you've probably heard about how crazy the Vancouver real estate market has been over the last several months. The market here in Campbell River is much more reasonable, although it's still a very active market with houses moving quickly.
 
If you're in the market for a million dollar house, looking in Campbell River will yield properties that really give you what you pay for. And what do they really offer? Here are 5 Campbell River houses currently...
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Home Improvements that Increase Your Home's Value

Whether you’re looking to gain more space, make your home function a little easier, or just looking to makeover your space, renovating and remodeling your home can have both a positive or negative impact on your home’s value.

You might be wondering how remodeling could ever be a bad thing. Although luxury upgrades are nice to look at, they rarely add actual cash value to a house.

 

Swimming pools, garage conversions and makeshift room additions are all things that could potentially...

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5 Important Things Outside the House to Assess When Buying a Home


When you buy a house, it's easy to get caught up in the quick real estate market and focus on just the house and structure, which might leave other important factors overlooked. But houses don't exist in vacuums, they're part of the surrounding landscape, street, and neighbourhood.


To ensure that you don't overlook anything important, and to give you an idea of what else might factor into your home purchase, here are 5 important things outside the house to assess when buying a home:


Location

It’s...

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6 Simple Staging Tricks to Make Your House Stand Out

When potential buyers tour a house, they make quick judgments about whether they like the space, and whether it's right for them. Staging your house is a great way to help potential buyers see the features and possible usage of the various rooms and spaces.

 
Staging doesn't have to complicated. Here are six simple tricks you can use when setting up your house for showings.
 

Fake extra storage.

All buyers want to feel like there is enough storage for all their belongings. You know potential...
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